Anna Charlotte Schmid

  • Germany (b. 1984 in Essen)
  • Currently in Berlin, Germany.


  • 2013
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    the other side of venus | 2013

In the limbo of post-puberty the revelation is the highly sensitive form of vulnerability. Bodily-change and self-confidence go along the dangerous path of realization of one‘s identity. I capture these shy moments of young men in Eastern Europe and reinforce, as I put the person depicted in a pathetic ambience. The poetic discussion of the „otherness“ is calculus. In the interplay of strong presence and labile emotionality, their individuality in a moment of solitude is stolen. Concise gestures and photographic arrangements solve the singular sensitivity to general codes. My fascination lies in the cinematic and theatrical elements that give the photographs a dramatic and at the same time melancholic expression. Spaces taken out of context suggest detailed historical chasms. Thus, the silent film still-like photographs visualize the secret longings of the „protagonists“ of a company who are alienated from themselves as well as the fragile relationship that has become reality through which they move as if hypnotized. Between reality and imagination, these young men revolve around their life-panic as „actors“ and solidify contemplative in these portraits.